Join Hypable’s live Q&A with Michael Dante DiMartino, author of Rebel Genius and co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Our Q&A with DiMartino kicks off at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST. We’ll be discussing his new middle-grade novel Rebel Genius, as well as DiMartino’s work on the beloved Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
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Michael DiMartino recently shared his thoughts with Hypable on the creative process that led him to Rebel Genius. Though the path was difficult, DiMartino has crafted an innovative, funny, and touching novel that will challenge readers to think differently — and remind them of everything they loved in the world of Avatar.
About ‘Rebel Genius’
In twelve-year-old Giacomo’s Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist’s creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he’s in serious trouble.
Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools — objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path — Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.